Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Right-Wing Radio's Anti-McCain Blitz Fails To Sway Super Tuesday Voters


The extremist right-wing nutcases who spew their toxic bile over the nation's airwaves daily are licking their wounds today. John McCain, right-wing radio's biggest enemy this side of Hillary Clinton, had a great Super Tuesday, despite their best efforts to derail his candidacy.

Right-wing talkers like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin have been demonizing McCain for weeks and urging their listeners to vote for Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. On Monday, HateWing radio reached a fevered pitch, with a new level of anti-McCain hysteria.

The blitz failed as McCain scored big wins over Romney and Huckabee, to claim the title of GOP frontrunner.

The mood among right-wing talkers was gloomy on Tuesday. As Levin's Web site put it, "McCain would be a train wreck for the Republican Party and the Conservative movement!"

And in a weekend interview, Limbaugh said he'd rather see a Democrat win the White House than McCain. Limbaugh's own Web site was full of blistering anti-McCain headlines, like, "Disgraceful, Insecure McCain Campaign Manipulated Bob Dole."

Right-wing hack Laura Ingraham joined in the anti-McCain hysteria, endorsing Romney last week. "There is no way in hell I could pull the lever for John McCain," she said.

One thing I find hard to fathom is why HateWing radio despises McCain so much. I mean, McCain is hardly a liberal. It's particularly bizarre when you consider HateWing radio's long-time love affair with George W. Bush, a man who could hardly be less conservative in the areas of deficit spending and an intrusive Big Brother government, with Constitution-shredding initiatives like the Patriot Act.

HateWing radio has even gone so far as to question the patriotism of McCain, a celebrated war hero. That's something they've never done to Bush, a coward who ran away from serving his nation in combat.

No matter how they try to spin this in the coming weeks, Super Tuesday was a disaster for the Bush-loving HateWing radio crowd. I can only hope that they have many more gloomy, depressing days ahead of them in the coming year.


Anonymous said...

McCain is much more hard-core conservative than he gets credit for from right-wing radio. After all, his voting record has been even more extreme and right-wing than the likes of Jesse Helms. And if McCain gets into the White House, they'll come around and defend him as passionately as they defend Bush. (And they'll try to re-write history and claim they never opposed him).

Carrie said...

I can't help but wonder what these pundits are going to talk about for the next 9 months. Especially if Obama is the nominee and they can't say bad things about Hillary.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Danny Vice, thank for stopping by.

>>It’s time to put our differences
>>aside and get with the business
>>assuring our children, they will
>>not grow up in a socialist,
>>liberally dominated world.

Yeah, 7 years of Bush has been great for our nation's children (1 in 5 of whom live in poverty these days). And look at the staggering deficits that we're passing along to them, thanks to Bush's reckless tax cuts for the rich.
Even Warren Buffett said that he now pays less of his income into tax than his secretary (who makes $60,000/year).
But what does Buffett know? He's only a self-made billionaire and the second-richest man in the world. (By contrast, Bush was a TOTAL FAILURE in the business world, despite his family's connections and wealth).
Also, speaking of "socialism"---why is it that you NeoCons never have a word to say about socialism for the rich (like Halliburton) or corporate welfare?
Bush (and most GOP politicians) wouldn't know real capitalism if it ran over them on the highway.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Carrie,
Thanks for your comment.
Say, what makes you think that the likes of Rush OxyMoron won't be "saying bad things about Hillary"?
It's clear that HateWing radio is only getting warmed's going to get quite ugly between now and November.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comments, but object to the cheesey use of "hatewing". Both extreme left and right accuse their enemies of being hateful, angry , etc, etc.